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The Best from the Rest of the World: European Science Fiction

Donald A. Wollheim

Here is the book that opens up the science fiction scene to the masters of Western Europe. Gathered together by Donald A. Wollheim, whose annuals of the World's Best SF are considered the most reliable indicators of what is best in the English-language sector, sf readers at last have the opportunity to meet the best sf writers of the Old World and discover for themselves new variations and unexpected approaches to all the themes of science fiction.

In this remarkable collection will be found memorable stories by Gerard Klein, Wolfgang Jeschke, Sandro Sandrelli, Domingo Santos, Sam J. Lundwall, Niels E. Nielsen, Eddy C. Bertin, N.C. Henneberg, and many more, many of whose tales have been translated for the first time for this book.

Table of Contents:

  • Party Line by Gerard Klein (France)
  • Pairpuppets by Manuel Van Loggem (Holland)
  • The Scythe by Sandro Sandrelli (Italy)
  • A Whiter Shade of Pale by Jon Bing (Norway)
  • Paradise 3000 by Herbert W. Franke (Germany)
  • My Eyes, They Burn! by Eddy C. Bertin (Belgium)
  • A Problem in Bionics by Pierre Barbet (France)
  • The King and the Dollmaker by Wolfgang Jeschke (Germany)
  • Codemus by Tor Age Bringsvaerd (Norway)
  • Rainy Day Revolution No. 39 by Luigi Cozzi (Italy)
  • Nobody Here But Us Shadows by Sam J. Lundwall (Sweden)
  • Round and Round and Round Again by Domingo Santos (Spain)
  • Planet For Sale by Niels E. Nielsen (Denmark)
  • Ysolde by Nathalie-Charles Henneberg (France)

The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction

Best From F&SF: Book 1

Anthony Boucher
J. Francis McComas

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - (1952) - essay by Anthony Boucher and J. Francis McComas
  • Huge Beast - (1950) - shortstory by Cleve Cartmill
  • John the Revelator - (1951) - shortstory by Oliver La Farge
  • Elephas Frumenti - (1950) - shortstory by L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt
  • The Gift of God - (1950) - shortstory by L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt
  • The Friendly Demon - (1726) - shortstory by Daniel Defoe
  • Old Man Henderson - (1951) - shortstory by Kris Neville
  • The Threepenny-Piece - (1913) - shortstory by James Stephens
  • No-Sided Professor - (1947) - shortstory by Martin Gardner
  • The Listening Child - (1950) - shortstory by Margaret St. Clair
  • Dress of White Silk - (1951) - shortstory by Richard Matheson
  • The Mathematical Voodoo - (1951) - shortstory by H. Nearing, Jr.
  • Hub - (1951) - shortstory by Philip MacDonald
  • Built Up Logically - (1949) - shortstory by Howard Schoenfeld
  • The Rat That Could Speak - (1860) - shortstory by Charles Dickens
  • Narapoia - (1948) - shortstory by Alan Nelson
  • Postpaid to Paradise - (1940) - shortstory by Robert Arthur
  • In the Days of Our Fathers - (1949) - shortstory by Winona McClintic
  • Barney - (1951) - shortstory by Will Stanton
  • The Collector - (1951) - novelette by Gerald Heard
  • Fearsome Fable - (1951) - shortstory by Bruce Elliott

The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction, Second Series

Best From F&SF: Book 2

Anthony Boucher
J. Francis McComas

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - essay by Anthony Boucher and J. Francis McComas
  • Come On, Wagon! - (1951) - shortstory by Zenna Henderson
  • Hobson's Choice - (1952) - shortstory by Alfred Bester
  • The Black Ball - (1952) - shortstory by L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt
  • Ransom - (1952) - shortstory by H. B. Fyfe
  • Letters to the Editor - (1950) - shortstory by Ron Goulart
  • The Hole in the Moon - (1952) - shortstory by Margaret St. Clair
  • The Desrick on Yandro - (1952) - shortstory by Manly Wade Wellman
  • Jizzle - (1949) - shortstory by John Wyndham
  • Ugly Sister - (1935) - shortstory by Jan Struther
  • Stair Trick - (1952) - shortstory by Mildred Clingerman
  • The Cheery Soul - (1942) - shortstory by Elizabeth Bowen
  • The Shout - (1929) - shortstory by Robert Graves
  • Budding Explorer - (1952) - shortstory by Ralph Robin
  • The Tooth - (1952) - shortstory by G. Gordon Dewey
  • The Soothsayer - (1952) - shortstory by Kem Bennett
  • The Third Level - (1950) - shortstory by Jack Finney
  • The Earlier Service - (1935) - shortstory by Margaret Irwin
  • The Hyperspherical Basketball - (1951) - shortstory by H. Nearing, Jr.

The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction, Third Series

Best From F&SF: Book 3

Anthony Boucher
J. Francis McComas

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - (1954) - essay by Anthony Boucher and J. Francis McComas
  • Attitudes - (1953) - shortstory by Philip José Farmer
  • Maybe Just a Little One - (1953) - shortstory by Reginald Bretnor
  • Solar Systems... - (1953) - poem by E. D. B.
  • The Star Gypsies - (1953) - shortstory by William Lindsay Gresham
  • The Naming of Names - (1953) - poem by Anthony Boucher
  • The Untimely Toper - (1953) - shortstory by L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt
  • Some Facts About Robots (1953 version) - (1953) - poem by Leonard Wolf
  • Vandy, Vandy - (1953) - shortstory by Manly Wade Wellman
  • Experiment - (1953) - shortstory by Kay Rogers
  • Lot - [David Jimmon] - (1953) - novelette by Ward Moore
  • Manuscript Found in a Vacuum - (1952) - shortstory by P. M. Hubbard
  • The Escapist - (1953) - poem by E. D. B.
  • The Maladjusted Classroom - (1953) - shortstory by H. Nearing, Jr.
  • Child by Chronos - (1953) - shortstory by Charles L. Harness
  • The Antiquary - (1953) - poem by Winona McClintic
  • New Ritual - (1953) - shortstory by Margaret St. Clair
  • The Two Voices - (1953) - poem by Winona McClintic
  • Devlin - (1953) - shortstory by William Bernard Ready
  • Captive Audience - (1953) - shortstory by Ann Warren Griffith
  • Snulbug - (1941) - shortstory by Anthony Boucher
  • Shepherd's Boy - (1912) - shortstory by Richard Middleton
  • The Unquiet Grave - (1953) - poem by Winona McClintic
  • Star Light, Star Bright - (1953) - shortstory by Alfred Bester
  • His Master's Voice - (1953) - poem by Winona McClintic

The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction, Fourth Series

Best From F&SF: Book 4

Anthony Boucher

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - (1955) - essay by Anthony Boucher
  • Fondly Fahrenheit - (1954) - novelette by Alfred Bester
  • I Never Ast No Favors - (1954) - shortstory by C. M. Kornbluth
  • Some Facts About Robots (1954 version) - (1954) - poem by Leonard Wolf
  • Heirs Apparent - (1954) - novelette by Robert Abernathy
  • $1.98 - (1954) - shortstory by Arthur Porges
  • The Immortal Game - (1954) - shortstory by Poul Anderson
  • All Summer in a Day - (1954) - shortstory by Ray Bradbury
  • The Accountant - (1954) - shortstory by Robert Sheckley
  • Epitaph Near Moonport - (1954) - poem by Sherwood Springer
  • Brave New Word - (1954) - shortstory by J. Francis McComas
  • My Boy Friend's Name Is Jello - (1954) - shortstory by Avram Davidson
  • The Test - (1954) - shortstory by Richard Matheson
  • Careless Love - (1954) - shortstory by Bud Foote
  • Report on the Sexual Behavior of the Extra-Sensory Perceptor - (1954) - poem by Anthony Boucher
  • Bulletin - (1954) - shortstory by Shirley Jackson
  • Epitaph in Avalon - (1954) - poem by Sherwood Springer
  • Sanctuary - (1954) - novelette by Daniel F. Galouye
  • Misadventure - (1953) - shortstory by Lord Dunsany
  • More Facts About Robots - (1954) - poem by Leonard Wolf
  • The Little Black Train - (1954) - shortstory by Manly Wade Wellman
  • Cowboy Lament - (1954) - poem by Norman R. Jaffray
  • The Foundation of Science Fiction Success - (1954) - poem by Isaac Asimov

The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction, Fifth Series

Best From F&SF: Book 5

Anthony Boucher

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - (1956) - essay by Anthony Boucher
  • Imagine: A Proem - (1955) - poem by Fredric Brown
  • You're Another - (1955) - novelette by Damon Knight
  • Survival - (1955) - poem by Carlyn Coffin
  • This Earth of Majesty - (1955) - shortstory by Arthur C. Clarke
  • Birds Can't Count - (1955) - shortstory by Mildred Clingerman
  • The Golem - (1955) - shortstory by Avram Davidson
  • 1980 Overtures - (1955) - poem by Winona McClintic
  • Pottage - [The People] - (1955) - novelette by Zenna Henderson
  • The Vanishing American - (1955) - shortstory by Charles Beaumont
  • Created He Them - (1955) - shortstory by Alice Eleanor Jones
  • Silent, Upon Two Peaks... - (1955) - poem by Anthony Boucher
  • Too Far - (1955) - shortstory by Fredric Brown
  • A Matter of Energy - (1955) - shortstory by James Blish
  • Nellthu - (1955) - shortstory by Anthony Boucher
  • Dreamworld - (1955) - shortstory by Isaac Asimov
  • One Ordinary Day, with Peanuts - (1955) - shortstory by Shirley Jackson
  • The Glass of the Future - (1955) - poem by Anthony Boucher
  • The Short Ones - (1955) - novelette by Raymond E. Banks
  • The Last Prophet - (1955) - shortstory by Mildred Clingerman
  • Botany Bay - (1955) - shortstory by P. M. Hubbard
  • A Canticle for Leibowitz - (1955) - novelette by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
  • Lament by a Maker - (1955) - poem by L. Sprague de Camp
  • The Doctrine of Original Design - (1955) - poem by Winona McClintic
  • Pattern for Survival - (1955) - shortstory by Richard Matheson
  • The Singing Bell - (1955) - shortstory by Isaac Asimov
  • The Last Word - (1955) - shortstory by Chad Oliver and Charles Beaumont

The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction, Sixth Series

Best From F&SF: Book 6

Anthony Boucher

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - (1957) - essay by Anthony Boucher
  • The Cosmic Expense Account - (1956) - novelette by C. M. Kornbluth
  • Blaze of Glory - (1955) - poem by Randall Garrett
  • Mr. Sakrison's Halt - (1956) - shortstory by Mildred Clingerman
  • The Woods Grow Darker - (1955) - poem by Leah Bodine Drake
  • The Asa Rule - (1956) - shortstory by Jay Williams
  • King's Evil - (1956) - shortstory by Avram Davidson
  • Interview - (1955) - poem by Bird Ferguson
  • The Census Takers - (1956) - shortstory by Frederik Pohl
  • Flying Chaucer - (1956) - poem by Anthony Brode
  • The Man Who Came Early - (1956) - novelette by Poul Anderson
  • The Anti-Climax - (1956) - poem by Winona McClintic
  • Final Clearance - (1956) - shortstory by Rachel Maddux
  • The Silk and the Song - (1956) - novelette by Charles L. Fontenay
  • The Shoddy Lands - (1956) - shortstory by C. S. Lewis
  • I Want My Name in the Title - (1956) - poem by Winona McClintic
  • The Last Present - (1956) - shortstory by Will Stanton
  • No Man Pursueth - (1956) - novelette by Ward Moore
  • I Don't Mind - (1956) - shortstory by Ron Smith
  • The Barbarian - (1956) - shortstory by Poul Anderson
  • Bright Destruction - (1956) - poem by Winona McClintic
  • And Now the News ... - (1956) - novelette by Theodore Sturgeon
  • Icarus Montgolfier Wright - (1956) - shortstory by Ray Bradbury
  • Free Flight - (1956) - poem by P. M. Hubbard

The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction, Seventh Series

Best From F&SF: Book 7

Anthony Boucher

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - (1958) - essay by Anthony Boucher
  • The Wines of Earth - (1957) - shortstory by Margaret St. Clair
  • In Memoriam: Fletcher Pratt - (1957) - poem by James Blish
  • Adjustment - (1957) - novelette by Ward Moore
  • The Cage - (1957) - shortstory by A. Bertram Chandler
  • Mr. Stilwell's Stage - (1957) - shortstory by Avram Davidson
  • The Starting Line - (1956) - shortstory by Arthur C. Clarke
  • Robin Hood, F.R.S. - (1956) - shortstory by Arthur C. Clarke
  • Green Fingers - (1956) - shortstory by Arthur C. Clarke
  • All That Glitters - (1956) - shortstory by Arthur C. Clarke
  • Watch This Space - (1956) - shortstory by Arthur C. Clarke
  • A Question of Residence - (1956) - shortstory by Arthur C. Clarke
  • Expedition - (1956) - shortstory by Fredric Brown
  • Lyric for Atom-Splitters - (1957) - poem by Doris Pitkin Buck
  • Rescue - (1957) - shortstory by G. C. Edmondson
  • The Horror Story Shorter By One Letter Than the Shortest Horror Story Ever Written - (1957) - shortstory by Ron Smith
  • Between the Thunder and the Sun - (1957) - novelette by Chad Oliver
  • A Loint of Paw - (1957) - shortstory by Isaac Asimov
  • The Wild Wood - (1957) - shortstory by Mildred Clingerman
  • Dodger Fan - (1957) - shortstory by Will Stanton
  • Goddess in Granite - (1957) - novelette by Robert F. Young
  • Yes, but... - (1957) - poem by Anthony Brode
  • MS. Found in a Chinese Fortune Cookie - (1957) - shortstory by C. M. Kornbluth
  • Journey's End - (1957) - shortstory by Poul Anderson
  • Full Circle - (1956) - poem by Dorothy Cowles Pinkney
  • The Big Trek - (1957) - shortstory by Fritz Leiber

The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction, Eighth Series

Best From F&SF: Book 8

Anthony Boucher

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction (Best from F&SF 8) - (1959) - essay by Anthony Boucher
  • Ministering Angels - (1955) - shortstory by C. S. Lewis
  • Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot - (January 1958) - shortstory by Reginald Bretnor
  • Backwardness - (1958) - shortstory by Poul Anderson
  • The Wait - (1958) - shortstory by Kit Reed
  • Origin of the Species - (1958) - poem by Karen Anderson
  • The Up-to-Date Sorcerer - (1958) - shortstory by Isaac Asimov
  • Epithalamium - (1958) - poem by Doris Pitkin Buck
  • A Deskful of Girls - (1958) - novelette by Fritz Leiber
  • Eripmav - (1958) - shortstory by Damon Knight
  • The Watchers - (1958) - poem by Anthony Brode
  • Poor Little Warrior! - (1958) - shortstory by Brian W. Aldiss
  • The Better Bet - (1958) - poem by Anthony Brode
  • The Omen - (1958) - shortstory by Shirley Jackson
  • Ye Phantasie Writer and His Catte - (1958) - poem by Winona McClintic
  • Gil Braltar - (1958) - shortstory by Jules Verne
  • In Memoriam: Henry Kuttner - (1958) - poem by Karen Anderson
  • The Grantha Sighting - (1958) - shortstory by Avram Davidson
  • Theory of Rocketry - (1958) - shortstory by C. M. Kornbluth
  • C. M. Kornbluth: A Memorial Bibliography (Recommended Reading) - (1958) - essay by Anthony Boucher
  • A New Lo! - (1958) - essay by Ron Goulart
  • Gorilla Suit - (1958) - shortstory by John Shepley
  • Captivity - (1958) - novella by Zenna Henderson
  • The Men Who Murdered Mohammed - (1958) - shortstory by Alfred Bester
  • Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot - (August 1958) - shortstory by Reginald Bretnor
  • Valise Macabre - (1957) - poem by Winona McClintic

The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: Ninth Series

Best From F&SF: Book 9

Robert P. Mills

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - (1960) - essay by Robert P. Mills
  • Flowers for Algernon - (1959) - novelette by Daniel Keyes
  • Me - (1959) - poem by Hilbert Schenck
  • A Different Purpose - (1958) - shortfiction by Kem Bennett
  • A Vampire's Saga - (1959) - poem by Norman Belkin
  • Ralph Wollstonecraft Hedge: A Memoir - (1959) - shortstory by Ron Goulart
  • Sportsman's Difficulty - (1959) - poem by Doris Pitkin Buck
  • "All You Zombies..." - (1959) - shortstory by Robert A. Heinlein
  • An Expostulation - (1959) - poem by C. S. Lewis
  • Casey Agonistes - (1958) - shortstory by Richard McKenna
  • Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot: XII - (1959) - shortstory by Reginald Bretnor
  • Eastward Ho! - (1958) - shortstory by William Tenn
  • Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot: XIV - (1959) - shortstory by Reginald Bretnor
  • Soul Mate - (1959) - shortstory by Lee Sutton
  • Call Me Mister - (1959) - poem by Anthony Brode
  • What Rough Beast? - (1959) - novelette by Damon Knight
  • Classical Query Composed While Shampooing - (1959) - poem by Doris Pitkin Buck
  • Far from Home - (1958) - shortstory by Walter Tevis
  • Space Burial - (1959) - poem by Brian W. Aldiss
  • Invasion of the Planet of Love - (1959) - shortstory by George P. Elliott
  • Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot: X - (1959) - shortstory by Reginald Bretnor
  • Dagon - (1959) - shortstory by Avram Davidson
  • Pact - (1959) - shortstory by Poul Anderson
  • To Give Them Beauty for Ashes - (1959) - poem by Winona McClintic
  • No Matter Where You Go - (1959) - shortstory by Joel Townsley Rogers
  • Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot: XI - (1959) - shortstory by Reginald Bretnor
  • The Willow Tree - (1959) - shortstory by Jane Rice
  • Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot: XIII - (1959) - shortfiction by Reginald Bretnor
  • The Pi Man - (1959) - shortstory by Alfred Bester
  • The Man Who Lost the Sea - (1959) - shortstory by Theodore Sturgeon
  • Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot: XV - (1959) - shortstory by Reginald Bretnor

The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction, Tenth Series

Best From F&SF: Book 10

Robert P. Mills

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - essay by Robert P. Mills
  • Nikita Eisenhower Jones - (1960) - novelette by Robert F. Young
  • Who Dreams of Ivy - (1960) - shortstory by Will Mohler
  • Mine Own Ways - (1960) - shortstory by Richard McKenna
  • The Rainbow Gold - (1959) - shortstory by Jane Rice
  • Crazy Maro - (1960) - novelette by Daniel Keyes
  • Something - (1960) - shortstory by Allen Drury
  • It's a Great Big Wonderful Universe - (1960) - shortstory by Vance Aandahl
  • Man Overboard - (1960) - novelette by John Collier
  • The Blind Pilot - (1959) - shortstory by Nathalie Henneberg
  • A Divvil With the Women - (1960) - shortstory by Eric Frank Russell
  • The Martyr - (1960) - novelette by Poul Anderson
  • Double, Double, Toil and Trouble - (1960) - shortstory by Holley Cantine
  • Après Nous - (1960) - shortstory by Avram Davidson
  • Interbalance - (1960) - shortstory by Katherine MacLean
  • Infinity - (1960) - poem by Rosser Reeves
  • The Replacement - (1960) - shortstory by Robert Murray
  • The Fellow Who Married the Maxill Girl - (1960) - novelette by Ward Moore

The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction, Eleventh Series

Best From F&SF: Book 11

Robert P. Mills

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - (1962) - essay by Robert P. Mills
  • When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer - (1865) - poem by Walt Whitman
  • The Sources of the Nile - (1961) - novelette by Avram Davidson
  • Somebody to Play With - (1961) - shortstory by Jay Williams
  • Softly While You're Sleeping - (1961) - shortfiction by Evelyn E. Smith
  • The Machine That Won the War - [Multivac] - (1961) - shortstory by Isaac Asimov
  • Go for Baroque - (1961) - shortstory by Jody Scott
  • Time Lag - (1961) - novelette by Poul Anderson
  • George - (1961) - shortstory by John Anthony West
  • Shotgun Cure - (1961) - shortstory by Clifford D. Simak
  • The One Who Returns - (1961) - shortstory by John Berry
  • The Captivity - (1961) - shortstory by Charles G. Finney
  • Alpha Ralpha Boulevard - (1961) - novelette by Cordwainer Smith
  • Effigy - (1961) - poem by Rosser Reeves
  • E=MC² - (1961) - poem by Rosser Reeves
  • Harrison Bergeron - (1961) - shortstory by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  • The Haunted Village - (1961) - novelette by Gordon R. Dickson

The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction, Twelfth Series

Best From F&SF: Book 12

Avram Davidson

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - (1963) - essay by Avram Davidson
  • Test - (1962) - shortstory by Theodore L. Thomas
  • Please Stand By - (1962) - shortstory by Ron Goulart
  • Who's in Charge Here? - (1962) - shortstory by James Blish
  • Three for the Stars - (1962) - shortstory by Joseph Dickinson
  • When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed - (1962) - shortstory by Vance Aandahl
  • Landscape With Sphinxes - (1962) - shortstory by Karen Anderson
  • My Dear Emily - (1962) - shortstory by Joanna Russ
  • The Gumdrop King - (1962) - shortstory by Will Stanton
  • The Golden Horn - [Tales of a Darkening World] - (1962) - novelette by Edgar Pangborn
  • The Singular Events Which Occurred in the Hovel on the Alley Off of Eye Street - (1962) - shortstory by Avram Davidson
  • A Kind of Artistry - (1962) - novelette by Brian W. Aldiss
  • Two's a Crowd - (1962) - shortstory by Sasha Gilien
  • The Man Without a Planet - (1962) - shortstory by Kate Wilhelm
  • The Garden of Time - (1962) - shortstory by J. G. Ballard
  • Hop-Friend - (1962) - shortstory by Terry Carr

The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction, Thirteenth Series

Best From F&SF: Book 13

Avram Davidson

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - (1964) - essay by Avram Davidson
  • The Golden Brick - (1963) - shortstory by P. M. Hubbard
  • Peggy and Peter Go to the Moon - (1963) - shortstory by Don White
  • Now Wakes the Sea - (1963) - shortstory by J. G. Ballard
  • Green Magic - (1963) - shortstory by Jack Vance
  • Captain Honario Harpplayer, R.N. - (1963) - shortstory by Harry Harrison
  • Treaty in Tartessos - (1963) - shortstory by Karen Anderson
  • Hunter, Come Home - (1963) - novelette by Richard McKenna
  • McNamara's Fish - (1963) - shortstory by Ron Goulart
  • Niña Sol - (1963) - shortstory by Felix Marti-Ibanez
  • They Don't Make Life Like They Used To - (1963) - novelette by Alfred Bester
  • What Strange Stars and Skies - (1963) - novelette by Avram Davidson
  • Eight O'Clock in the Morning - (1963) - shortstory by Ray Nelson
  • Deluge - (1963) - novelette by Zenna Henderson

The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction, Fourteenth Series

Best From F&SF: Book 14

Avram Davidson

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - (1965) - essay by Avram Davidson
  • Sacheverell - (1964) - shortstory by Avram Davidson
  • Trade-In - (1964) - shortstory by Jack Sharkey
  • The Illuminated Man - (1964) - novelette by J. G. Ballard
  • A Bulletin from the Trustees of the Institute for Advanced Research at Marmouth, Mass. - (1964) - shortstory by Wilma Shore
  • Automatic Tiger - (1964) - shortstory by Kit Reed
  • The Court of Tartary - (1963) - shortstory by T. P. Caravan
  • Touchstone - (1964) - shortstory by Terry Carr
  • Thaw and Serve - (1964) - shortstory by Allen Kim Lang
  • Nada - (1964) - shortstory by Thomas M. Disch
  • Into the Shop - (1964) - shortstory by Ron Goulart
  • A Rose for Ecclesiastes - (1963) - novelette by Roger Zelazny
  • Olsen and the Gull - (1964) - shortstory by Eric St. Clair
  • Dark Conception - (1964) - shortstory by Alexei Panshin and Joe L. Hensley
  • The Compleat Consumators - (1964) - shortstory by Alan E. Nourse
  • The House by the Crab Apple Tree - (1964) - novelette by S. S. Johnson
  • The Girl With the Hundred Proof Eyes - (1964) - shortstory by Sharon Webb
  • Fred One - (1964) - shortstory by James Ransom

The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 15th Series

Best From F&SF: Book 15

Edward L. Ferman

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - (1966) - essay by Edward L. Ferman
  • The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth - (1965) - novelette by Roger Zelazny
  • Love Letter from Mars - (1965) - poem by John Ciardi
  • Rake - (1965) - shortstory by Ron Goulart
  • "This is Willy, and this is Willy's imaginary playmate." - (1965) - Cartoon by Gahan Wilson
  • The History of Doctor Frost - (1965) - shortstory by Roderic C. Hodgins
  • Four Ghosts in Hamlet - (1965) - novelette by Fritz Leiber
  • Treat - (1964) - poem by Walter H. Kerr
  • Keep Them Happy - (1965) - shortstory by Robert Rohrer
  • "Marsha, you're tending to lead again! - (1965) - Cartoon by Gahan Wilson
  • A Murkle For Jesse - (1965) - shortstory by Gary Jennings
  • Eyes Do More Than See - (1965) - shortstory by Isaac Asimov
  • no caption - (1965) - Cartoon by Gahan Wilson
  • The House the Blakeneys Built - (1965) - shortstory by Avram Davidson
  • The Eight Billion - (1965) - shortstory by Richard Wilson
  • Something Else - (1965) - shortstory by Robert J. Tilley
  • Aunt Millicent at the Races - (1965) - shortstory by Len Guttridge
  • no caption - (1965) - Cartoon by Gahan Wilson
  • Sea Bright - (1965) - shortstory by Hal R. Moore
  • From Two Universes - (1964) - poem by Doris Pitkin Buck
  • Hog-Belly Honey - (1965) - shortstory by R. A. Lafferty
  • "Harry!" - (1965) - Cartoon by Gahan Wilson
  • No Different Flesh - (1965) - novelette by Zenna Henderson

The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 16th Series

Best From F&SF: Book 16

Edward L. Ferman

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - (1967) - essay by Edward L. Ferman
  • Luana - (1966) - shortstory by Gilbert Thomas
  • And Madly Teach - (1966) - novelette by Lloyd Biggle, Jr.
  • Mickey Finn - (1966) - poem by Doris Pitkin Buck
  • Matog - (1966) - shortstory by Joan Patricia Basch
  • The Key - (1966) - novelette by Isaac Asimov
  • Imaginary Numbers in a Real Garden - (1965) - poem by Gerald Jonas
  • The Seven Wonders of the Universe - (1966) - shortstory by Mose Mallette
  • A Few Kindred Spirits - (1965) - shortstory by John Christopher
  • Letter to a Tyrant King - (1966) - poem by Bill Butler
  • We Can Remember It for You Wholesale - (1966) - novelette by Philip K. Dick
  • Three for Carnival - (1966) - shortstory by John Shepley
  • Experiment in Autobiography - (1966) - shortstory by Ron Goulart
  • The Adjusted - (1966) - shortstory by Kenneth Bulmer
  • The Age of Invention - (1966) - shortstory by Norman Spinrad
  • Memo to Secretary - (1966) - poem by Pat de Graw
  • Apology to Inky - (1966) - novelette by Robert M. Green, Jr.
  • This Moment of the Storm - (1966) - novelette by Roger Zelazny

The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 17th Series

Best From F&SF: Book 17

Edward L. Ferman

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - (1968) - essay by Edward L. Ferman
  • Cyprian's Room - (1967) - novelette by Frances Oliver
  • Out of Time, Out of Place - (1967) - shortstory by George Collyn
  • Von Goom's Gambit - (1966) - shortstory by Victor Contoski
  • Bumberboom - (1966) - novelette by Avram Davidson
  • Fill in the Blank - (1967) - shortstory by Ron Goulart
  • Balgrummo's Hell - (1967) - shortstory by Russell Kirk
  • Corona - (1967) - shortstory by Samuel R. Delany
  • The Inner Circles - (1967) - shortstory by Fritz Leiber
  • Problems of Creativeness - (1967) - shortstory by Thomas M. Disch
  • Encounter in the Past - (1967) - shortstory by Robert Nathan
  • The Sea Change - (1967) - shortstory by Arthur Jean Cox
  • The Devil and Democracy - (1966) - shortstory by Brian Cleeve
  • Randy's Syndrome - (1967) - novelette by Brian W. Aldiss

The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 18th Series

Best From F&SF: Book 18

Edward L. Ferman

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - (1969) - essay by Edward L. Ferman
  • The Cloud-Sculptors of Coral D - (1967) - shortstory by J. G. Ballard
  • The People Trap - (1968) - shortstory by Robert Sheckley
  • In His Own Image - (1968) - shortstory by Lloyd Biggle, Jr.
  • Ogre! - (1968) - novelette by Edward Jesby
  • Lunatic Assignment - (1968) - shortstory by Sonya Dorman
  • Gifts from the Universe - (1968) - shortstory by Leonard Tushnet
  • Sundown - (1967) - novelette by David Redd
  • Beyond the Game - (1968) - shortstory by Vance Aandahl
  • Sea Home - (1968) - novelette by William M. Lee
  • That High-up Blue Day That Saw The Black Sky-train Come Spinning - (1968) - shortstory by David R. Bunch
  • Muscadine - (1968) - shortstory by Ron Goulart
  • Final War - (1968) - novelette by Barry N. Malzberg
  • I Have My Vigil - (1968) - shortstory by Harry Harrison
  • The Egg of the Glak - (1968) - novelette by Harvey Jacobs

The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 19th Series

Best From F&SF: Book 19

Edward L. Ferman

Table of Contents:

  • Gone Fishin' - (1970) - shortstory by Robin Scott Wilson
  • Selectra Six-Ten - (1970) - shortstory by Avram Davidson
  • Longtooth - (1970) - novelette by Edgar Pangborn
  • Sundance - (1969) - shortstory by Robert Silverberg
  • The Brief, Swinging Career of Dan and Judy Smythe - (1970) - shortstory by Carter Wilson
  • Dream Patrol - (1970) - shortstory by Charles W. Runyon
  • Calliope and Gherkin and the Yankee Doodle Thing - (1969) - novelette by Evelyn E. Smith
  • Notes Just Prior to the Fall - (1970) - shortstory by Barry N. Malzberg
  • Confessions - (1970) - novelette by Ron Goulart
  • Get a Horse! - (1969) - shortstory by Larry Niven
  • The Man Who Learned Loving - (1969) - shortstory by Theodore Sturgeon
  • Litterbug - (1969) - novelette by Tony Morphett
  • An Adventure in the Yolla Bolly Middle Eel Wilderness - (1969) - novelette by Vance Aandahl
  • Starting from Scratch - (1970) - shortstory by Robert Sheckley
  • Benji's Pencil - (1969) - shortstory by Bruce McAllister
  • Afterword - (1971) - essay by Edward L. Ferman

The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 20th Series

Best From F&SF: Book 20

Edward L. Ferman

Table of Contents:

  • Shaffery Among the Immortals - (1972) - shortstory by Frederik Pohl
  • A Different Drummer - (1971) - shortstory by Raylyn Moore
  • The Deathbird - (1973) - novelette by Harlan Ellison
  • Born to Exile - (1971) - novelette by Phyllis Eisenstein
  • Thus Love Betrays Us - (1972) - shortstory by Phyllis MacLennan
  • The Animal Fair - (1972) - novelette by Alfred Bester
  • Is It the End of the World? - (1972) - shortstory by Wilma Shore
  • The Bear with the Knot on His Tail - (1971) - novelette by Stephen Tall
  • Birdlime - (1971) - shortstory by B. L. Keller
  • The Problem of Pain - (1973) - novelette by Poul Anderson
  • Sooner or Later or Never Never - (1972) - novelette by Gary Jennings

The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 22nd Series

Best From F&SF: Book 22

Edward L. Ferman

An anthology of short stories and readers' contributions to contests published in Fantasy & Science Fiction.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - (1977) - essay by Edward L. Ferman
  • The Hertford Manuscript - (1976) - novelette by Richard Cowper
  • From Competition 2: Blurbs in Excess - (1972) - essay by Ralph C. Glisson
  • A Case of the Stubborns - (1976) - shortstory by Robert Bloch
  • Where We Are and Where We Came From - (1976) - essay by Algis Budrys
  • From Competition 4: Story Leads from the Year's Worst Fantasy and SF - (1973) - essay by James Sutherland
  • From Competition 4: Story Leads from the Year's Worst Fantasy and SF - (1973) - essay by Bob Leman
  • My Boat - (1976) - shortstory by Joanna Russ
  • In the Bowl - (1975) - novelette by John Varley
  • From Competition 6: Bawdy SF Limericks - (1973) - essay by Margaret O. Ablitt
  • From Competition 6: Bawdy SF Limericks - (1973) - essay by Janice Leffingwell
  • This Offer Expires - (1976) - shortstory by Liz Hufford
  • The Fantastic Ten - (1977) - essay by Baird Searles
  • The Women Men Don't See - (1973) - novelette by James Tiptree, Jr.
  • The Ghastly Priest Doth Reign - (1975) - shortstory by Manly Wade Wellman
  • Dress Rehearsal - (1974) - shortstory by Harvey Jacobs
  • From Competition 7: A Lexicon from an Alien Language - (1974) - essay by Bob Leman
  • From Competition 8: Near-Miss SF Titles - (1974) - essay by Reid Powell
  • From Competition 8: Near-Miss SF Titles - (1974) - essay by Terry Naylor
  • From Competition 8: Near-Miss SF Titles - (1974) - essay by R. Tyler Sperry, II
  • From Competition 8: Near-Miss SF Titles - (1974) - essay by Mark R. Kelly
  • From Competition 8: Near-Miss SF Titles - (1974) - essay by Joe Haldeman
  • From Competition 8: Near-Miss SF Titles - (1974) - essay by F. M. Busby
  • San Diego Lightfoot Sue - (1975) - novelette by Tom Reamy
  • Out of Dickinson by Poe, or The Only Begotten Son of Emily and Edgar - (1976) - poem by Ray Bradbury
  • Sanity Clause - (1975) - shortstory by Edward Wellen
  • Thinking About Thinking - (1975) - essay by Isaac Asimov
  • From Competition 8: Near-Miss SF Titles - (1974) - essay by Ken Scott
  • From Competition 8: Near-Miss SF Titles - (1974) - essay by Carolyn Appleman
  • From Competition 8: Near-Miss SF Titles - (1974) - essay by David A. Wilson
  • Mute Inglorious Tam - (1974) - shortstory by Frederik Pohl and C. M. Kornbluth
  • Old Uncle Tom Cobleigh and All - (1973) - novelette by Reginald Bretnor

The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 23rd Series

Best From F&SF: Book 23

Edward L. Ferman

Since its founding, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction has been acclaimed as one of the pinnacles of the field, the source of fantastic fiction of the highest literary quality. These stories (and readers' contributions to contests) appeared in the magazine in the waning years of the 1970's.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - (1980) - essay by Edward L. Ferman
  • I See You - (1976) - shortstory by Damon Knight
  • From Competition 13: Excerpts from myopic early sf novels - (1976) - essay by Janet E. Pearson
  • From Competition 13: Excerpts from myopic early sf novels - (1976) - essay by David T. J. Doughan
  • The Detweiler Boy - (1977) - novelette by Tom Reamy
  • Books: In Defense of Criticism - (1979) - essay by Joanna Russ
  • Zorphwar! - (1977) - shortstory by Stan Dryer
  • From Competition 14: SF "What's the question" jokes - (1976) - essay by Bruce Berges
  • From Competition 14: SF "What's the question" jokes - (1976) - essay by J. G. Sattler
  • From Competition 14: SF "What's the question" jokes - (1976) - essay by Steve Steinberg
  • From Competition 14: SF "What's the question" jokes - (1976) - essay by Mary H. Schaub
  • From Competition 14: SF "What's the question" jokes - (1976) - essay by Chris Leithiser
  • Stone - (1978) - shortstory by Edward Bryant
  • From Competition 15: Retranslated sf titles - (1977) - essay by Michael Bishop
  • From Competition 15: Retranslated sf titles - (1977) - essay by Chris Reisbeck
  • From Competition 15: Retranslated sf titles - (1977) - essay by Cambridge University Science Fiction Society
  • From Competition 15: Retranslated sf titles - (1977) - essay by John Billingsley
  • From Competition 15: Retranslated sf titles - (1977) - essay by Daniel P. Dern
  • Nina - (1977) - shortstory by Robert Bloch
  • Clone, Clone of My Own - (1979) - essay by Isaac Asimov
  • In the Hall of the Martian Kings - (1976) - novella by John Varley
  • From Competition 18: Transposed sf titles - (1978) - essay by Al Sarrantonio
  • From Competition 18: Transposed sf titles - (1978) - essay by Harvey Abramson
  • From Competition 18: Transposed sf titles - (1978) - essay by Lynn Pederson and Wes Pederson
  • From Competition 18: Transposed sf titles - (1978) - essay by Marc Russell
  • From Competition 18: Transposed sf titles - (1978) - essay by David Lubar
  • From Competition 18: Transposed sf titles - (1978) - essay by Barry N. Malzberg
  • From Competition 18: Transposed sf titles - (1978) - essay by Jeremy Hole
  • Upstart - (1977) - shortstory by Steven Utley
  • A House Divided - (1978) - shortstory by Lee Killough
  • From Competition 19: SF limericks - (1978) - essay by Phoebe Ellis
  • From Competition 19: SF limericks - (1978) - essay by Doris McElfresh
  • From Competition 19: SF limericks - (1978) - essay by Margery Goldstein
  • From Competition 19: SF limericks - (1978) - essay by David Lubar
  • Brother Hart - (1978) - shortstory by Jane Yolen
  • Films: Multiples - (1980) - essay by Baird Searles
  • The Man Who Had No Idea - (1978) - novelette by Thomas M. Disch
  • Project Hi-Rise - (1978) - shortstory by Robert F. Young
  • Prismatica - (1977) - novelette by Samuel R. Delany

The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 24th Series

Best From F&SF: Book 24

Edward L. Ferman

Since its founding, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction has been acclaimed as one of the pinnacles of the field, the source of fantastic fiction of the highest literary quality. Now the magazine known to its readers as "F&SF" celebrates its fiftieth anniversary with a spectacular anthology of the best recent work from the magazine.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - (1982) - essay by Edward L. Ferman
  • Window - (1980) - shortstory by Bob Leman
  • The Fire When It Comes - (1981) - novelette by Parke Godwin
  • Books: The Secret Language of Science Fiction - (1981) - essay by Algis Budrys
  • Wives - (1979) - shortstory by Lisa Tuttle
  • The Alien Mind - (1981) - shortstory by Philip K. Dick
  • Spidersong - (1980) - shortstory by Susan C. Petrey
  • Out There Where the Big Ships Go - (1979) - novelette by Richard Cowper
  • Films and TV: Lost Rewards - (1982) - essay by Baird Searles
  • The Curse of the Mhondoro Nkabele - (1978) - novelette by Eric Norden
  • The Autopsy - (1980) - novella by Michael Shea
  • The Sipple - (1982) - poem by Rachel Cosgrove Payes
  • The Wud - (1982) - poem by Mike DeSimone
  • Conkew - (1982) - poem by Pat Cadigan
  • The Fleffel - (1982) - poem by Bruce Berges
  • untitled - (1982) - poem by Mary C. Pangborn
  • untitled - (1982) - poem by Sebastian Robinson
  • "A Day at the Fair" - (1981) - shortstory by Neal Barrett, Jr.
  • The Most Illuminatingly Doleful and Instructively Affecting Demise of Flo, Late of Upper Blooton - (1982) - poem by Russell M. Griffin
  • The Word I Invented - (1980) - essay by Isaac Asimov
  • The Pusher - (1981) - shortstory by John Varley
  • The Brave Little Toaster - (1980) - novella by Thomas M. Disch

The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: A Special 25th Anniversary Anthology

F&SF Anniversary Anthologies: Book 3

Edward L. Ferman

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction publishes a special author issue on occasion; the author selected is honored by the inclusion of a major new story, a critical essay on his work, and a comprehensive bibliography. The special contents of the first six one-author issues is gathered in this volume.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction (The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction, 25th Anniversary) - (1974) - essay by Edward L. Ferman
  • When You Care, When You Love - (1962) - novella by Theodore Sturgeon
  • Theodore Sturgeon - (1962) - essay by Judith Merril
  • Sturgeon Bibliography - (1962) - essay by Sam Moskowitz (variant of Fantasy and Science Fiction by Theodore Sturgeon (Bibliography))
  • To the Chicago Abyss - (1963) - shortstory by Ray Bradbury
  • Ray Bradbury - (1963) - essay by William F. Nolan (variant of Bradbury: Prose Poet in the Age of Space)
  • Bradbury Bibliography - (1963) - essay by William F. Nolan (variant of An Index to Works of Ray Bradbury)
  • The Key - (1966) - novelette by Isaac Asimov
  • Isaac Asimov - (1966) - essay by L. Sprague de Camp (variant of You Can't Beat Brains)
  • Asimov Bibliography - (1966) - essay by Isaac Asimov (variant of Isaac Asimov: A Bibliography) [as by uncredited]
  • Ship of Shadows - (1969) - novella by Fritz Leiber
  • Fritz Leiber - (1969) - essay by Judith Merril (variant of Fritz Leiber (profile))
  • Leiber Bibliography - (1969) - essay by Al Lewis (variant of Fritz Leiber: A Bibliography)
  • The Queen of Air and Darkness - (1971) - novella by Poul Anderson
  • Poul Anderson - (1971) - essay by Gordon R. Dickson (variant of Profile: Poul Anderson)
  • Anderson Bibliography - (1971) - essay by uncredited (variant of Poul Anderson: Bibliography)
  • Midsummer Century - (1972) - novella by James Blish
  • James Blish - (1972) - essay by Robert A. W. Lowndes (variant of James Blish: Profile)
  • Blish Bibliography - (1972) - essay by Mark Owings (variant of James Blish: Bibliography)

The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: A 40th Anniversary Anthology

F&SF Anniversary Anthologies: Book 5

Edward L. Ferman

Table of Contents:

  • Preface - (1989) - essay by Edward L. Ferman
  • Introduction - (1989) - essay by Harlan Ellison
  • The Cat Hotel - (1983) - shortstory by Fritz Leiber
  • Slow Birds - (1983) - novelette by Ian Watson
  • Judgment Call - (1987) - novelette by John Kessel
  • The Aliens Who Knew, I Mean, Everything - (1984) - shortstory by George Alec Effinger
  • The God Machine - (1985) - shortstory by Damon Knight
  • Understanding Human Behavior: A Romance of the Rocky Mountains - (1982) - novelette by Thomas M. Disch
  • A Rarebit of Magic - (1983) - shortstory by John Morressy
  • In Midst of Life - (1987) - shortstory by James Tiptree, Jr.
  • Surviving - (1986) - novelette by Judith Moffett
  • Cage 37 - (1987) - novelette by Wayne Wightman
  • While You're Up - (1988) - shortstory by Avram Davidson
  • Eidolons - (1988) - shortstory by Harlan Ellison
  • Face Value - (1986) - shortstory by Karen Joy Fowler
  • Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight - (1987) - novelette by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • The Boy Who Plaited Manes - (1986) - shortstory by Nancy Springer
  • Out of All Them Bright Stars - (1985) - shortstory by Nancy Kress
  • Salvador - (1984) - shortstory by Lucius Shepard
  • State of the Art - (1985) - shortstory by Robert Charles Wilson
  • Black Air - (1983) - novelette by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Uncle Tuggs - (1986) - novelette by Michael Shea

The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: A 45th Anniversary Anthology

F&SF Anniversary Anthologies: Book 6

Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Edward L. Ferman

The nineteen stories in this compilation comprise an excellent sample from the forty-five-year history of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, with works by such authors as Harlan Ellison, Karen Joy Fowler, and Dale Bailey.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction: Changes - (1994) - essay by Edward L. Ferman
  • Introduction - (1994) - essay by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Kirinyaga - (1988) - novelette by Mike Resnick
  • Touched - (1993) - shortstory by Dale Bailey
  • Mom's Little Friends - (1992) - shortstory by Ray Vukcevich
  • Cast on a Distant Shore - (1989) - novelette by R. Garcia y Robertson
  • Graves - (1992) - shortstory by Joe Haldeman
  • The Dark - (1991) - shortstory by Karen Joy Fowler
  • Willie - (1992) - shortstory by Madeleine E. Robins
  • The Last Feast of Harlequin - (1990) - novelette by Thomas Ligotti
  • Coffins - (1992) - shortstory by Robert Reed
  • The Resurrection of Alonso Quijana - (1992) - shortstory by Marcos Donnelly
  • Steel Dogs - (1989) - novelette by Ray Aldridge
  • Abe Lincoln in McDonald's - (1989) - shortstory by James Morrow
  • On Death and the Deuce - (1992) - shortstory by Richard Bowes
  • The Honeycrafters - (1991) - novelette by Carolyn Ives Gilman
  • Ma Qui - (1991) - shortstory by Alan Brennert
  • Next - (1992) - shortstory by Terry Bisson
  • The Friendship Light - (1989) - shortstory by Gene Wolfe
  • Susan - (1993) - shortstory by Harlan Ellison
  • Guide Dog - (1991) - novelette by Mike Conner

The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: The Fiftieth Anniversary Anthology

F&SF Anniversary Anthologies: Book 7

Gordon Van Gelder
Edward L. Ferman

Since its founding, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction has been acclaimed as one of the pinnacles of the field, the source of fantastic fiction of the highest literary quality. Now the magazine known to its readers as "F&SF" celebrates its fiftieth anniversary with a spectacular anthology of the best recent work from the magazine.

Included are stories from major writers like Bruce Sterling, John Crowley, and Harlan Ellison. Also here are award-winners like Ursula K. Le Guin's Nebula-winning "Solitude," Maureen F. McHugh's Hugo-winning "The Lincoln Train," and Elizabeth Hand's Nebula- and World Fantasy Award-winning "Last Summer at Mars Hill."

The fiftieth anniversary collection for the most distinguished magazine of the science fiction and fantasy world.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction - essay by Gordon Van Gelder
  • Last Summer at Mars Hill - (1994) - novella by Elizabeth Hand
  • Maneki Neko - (1998) - shortstory by Bruce Sterling
  • No Planets Strike - (1997) - shortstory by Gene Wolfe
  • Sins of the Mothers - (1997) - shortstory by S. N. Dyer
  • The Finger - (1995) - shortstory by Ray Vukcevich
  • Lifeboat on a Burning Sea - (1995) - novelette by Bruce Holland Rogers
  • Gone - (1996) - shortstory by John Crowley
  • First Tuesday - (1996) - shortstory by Robert Reed
  • The Fool, the Stick, and the Princess - (1998) - shortstory by Rachel Pollack
  • A Birthday - (1995) - shortstory by Esther M. Friesner
  • Sensible City - (1994) - shortstory by Harlan Ellison
  • All the Birds of Hell - (1998) - novelette by Tanith Lee
  • We Love Lydia Love - (1994) - novelette by Bradley Denton
  • Paul and Me - (1997) - shortstory by Michael Blumlein
  • Have Gun, Will Edit - (1996) - shortstory by Paul Di Filippo
  • Forget Luck - (1996) - shortstory by Kate Wilhelm
  • Quinn's Way - (1997) - novelette by Dale Bailey
  • Partial People - (1993) - shortstory by Terry Bisson
  • The Lincoln Train - (1995) - shortstory by Maureen F. McHugh
  • Another Fine Mess - (1995) - shortstory by Ray Bradbury
  • Solitude - (1994) - novelette by Ursula K. Le Guin